1742 February 12 (Friday). At Eve Mr. Stephen Fay was here in great Distress concerning his Spiritual state fearing that all he had done in Religion was only to still Conscience. I directed him to read what was most awakening still and most Searching; and particularly Mr. Alliens Alarm and Meads Almost Christian. Mr. John Fairfield came from Smithfield and lodged here.
Stephen, son of John and Elizabeth Fay, b. May 5, 1715 (WVR, 42); mar. Ruth Child, Mar. 7, 1734 (WVR, 150).
Joseph Alleine (1634-1668), An Alarm to Unconverted Sinners (Boston, 1703).
Matthew Mead, The Almost Christian Discovered: or, the False Professor Tryed and Cast (Boston, 1730; 1742).